Tram driver Lauri looses his job. Shortly later, the restaurant where his wife Ilona works as a headwaitress is closed. Too proud, to receive money from the social welfare system, they hardly try to find new jobs. But they are completely unlucky and clumsy, one disaster is followed by the next. Finally, their courage, confidence, and their unbreakable love triumph over the fate.

  1. Aki Kaurismäki

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kati Outinen

    Kati Outinen


  2. Kari Väänänen

    Kari Väänänen


  3. Elina Salo

    Elina Salo

    Mrs. Sjöholm

  4. Sakari Kuosmanen

    Sakari Kuosmanen


  5. Markku Peltola

    Markku Peltola


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Drifting Clouds
Drifting Clouds



Original Title Kauas pilvet karkaavat

Status Released

Release Information

  • July 10, 1998


Original Language Finnish

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget -

Revenue -



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